Mueller Says Trump's Ex-Aide Gates Still Cooperating In Russia Probe - Court Document

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Mueller Says Trump's Ex-Aide Gates Still Cooperating in Russia Probe - Court Document

The upcoming sentencing for President Donald Trump's former campaign aide Rick Gates should be delayed for another 60 days because the defendant continues to cooperate with investigators in the Russia probe, Special Counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing on Friday

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) The upcoming sentencing for President Donald Trump's former campaign aide Rick Gates should be delayed for another 60 days because the defendant continues to cooperate with investigators in the Russia probe, Special Counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing on Friday.

"Defendant Gates continues to cooperate with respect to several ongoing investigations, and accordingly the parties do not believe it is appropriate to commence the sentencing process at this time," Mueller and defense attorney Thomas Green said in a joint status report filed at the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mueller and Green requested that the court allow them to instead provide another joint status report within 60 days, no later than May 14, the court document said.

The request marks the third time that two sides have have asked the court to delay Gates' sentencing, citing his ongoing cooperation in the Russia probe.

Gates has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and making false statements in connection with Mueller's investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

Russia has repeatedly denied interfering in the US election, calling the allegations "absurd," and both Moscow and Trump have dismissed accusations of collusion.

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